8:34 am
Sat December 29, 2012

How The Owners Of The Old St. Louis Spirits Are Still Reaping A Windfall

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The St. Louis Spirits haven't played a game since 1976. But their owners - Daniel and Ozzie Silnas - made $30 million off NBA TV rights last year. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times explains how to Only a Game's Bill Littlefield
Daniel and Ozzie Silna have earned about $255 million in NBA TV revenues in the last 32 years-and they don't even own a team. The former owners of a defunct ABA team still reap the benefits of a deal made in 1976.
March Madness
12:32 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

St. Louis To Get A Piece Of March Madness Action Again

The Scottrade Center will be the site for second and third-round games of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
(via flickr/.bobby)

Updated at 4:30 p.m. with numbers from the Missouri Valley tournament.

For the 20th time in tournament history, and the seventh time since 2000, a St. Louis sports venue will host games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Rick Majerus
5:24 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Majerus takes health-related leave as SLU head men's basketball coach

Rick Majerus coaches the Saint Louis University men's basketball team on March 17, 2012.
(via SLU Athletics)

Will be updated. 

A spokesperson with Saint Louis University confirms that Rick Majerus will be taking a one-year leave of absence from his role as the University's head men's basketball coach. An ongoing heart condition is cited as the reason behind Majerus' leave.

"Rick is in a California hospital undergoing evaluation and treatment for an ongoing heart condition," SLU's Director of Athletics Chris May said in a statement. "His health is the most important issue right now, and our hope is for full and complete recovery."

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Weber fired
1:55 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Illini basketball coach fired

The University of Illinois has fired head men's basketball coach Bruce Weber after a 17-15 season that included a 2-12 finish. Weber is shown here on Dec. 22, 2011 during the annual Braggin' Rights game against the University of Missouri.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 4:15 p.m. with comments from Coach Weber.

This story will be updated. Sean Powers from WILL contributed to this report.

The University of Illinois has fired head basketball coach Bruce Weber, following a 17-15 season that ended with the Illini losing 12 of their last 14 games.

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College Sports Tournaments
1:10 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

St. Louis hosts its own version of "March Madness"

The MVC men's basketball tournament and NCAA wrestling championships will be held at the Scottrade Center.
(via flickr/.bobby)

The St. Louis region is kicking off what the St. Louis Sports Commission is calling its version of "March Madness." Beginning with the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament this weekend, the area will host four straight weeks of college sports tournaments.

The region will also host the MVC women's basketball tournament from March 8-11 at The Family Arena, the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships from March 15-17 and the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball regional on March 23 and 25.

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Developing: Spoonhour dies
12:07 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Former SLU basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour dies

Former SLU Billikens basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour, shown here at the helm of the UNLV Running Rebels, has died at the age of 72.
(University of Nevada-Las Vegas)

Will be updated.

The man who brought "Spoonball" to St. Louis has died.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Charlie Spoonhour, the head coach of the Saint Louis University Bilikens basketball team from 1992 to 1999, passed away today at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Spoonhour was 72 years old.

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Mizzou Basketball / Frank Haith
12:29 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Mizzou's Haith to speak with NCAA over Miami allegations

University of Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith. Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.

Former University of Miami booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports he provided extra benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010.

Haith was coach at Miami before taking the Missouri job this spring.

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University of Missouri Sports
5:36 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

New coach Haith talks MU’s basketball future

Frank Haith speaks to reporters after being introduced as the 17th head men's basketball coach at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. on April 5, 2011.
(UPI/University of Missouri)

Reporting from KBIA's Nick Adams used in this report.

A day after being hired as the new University of Missouri basketball coach, Frank Haith held a press conference this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

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